Brad, the son of coach John Calipari, intends to transfer from Kentucky.
John Calipari's son, Brad, has entered the NCAA transfer portal with intent to leave Kentucky, Stadium's Jeff Goodman reported on Thursday.
Calipari has been a walk-on at Kentucky since the 2016-17 season. The 6'0" guard redshirted his junior season after playing sparingly his first two seasons with the Wildcats. He appeared in 15 games as a freshman and in 12 games as a sophomore.
Calipari graduated from Kentucky earlier this month with a degree in communications. He will have two years of eligibility remaining and would be eligible to play at another school immediately should he transfer.
As a senior in high school at MacDuffie, Calipari averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game. He finished his high school career as a 1,000-point scorer.
Later on Thursday, John Calipari explained the situation on Twitter.
We talked about the transfer portal and putting his name out there. He didn’t think – nor did I – that putting his name out there would go crazy. We honestly didn’t think anyone would notice. But at the end of the day, I want my son to be happy.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 30, 2019
If he decides to leave, I know our fans will continue to root for him. And if he decides to come back, I’ll soak in every moment to coach my son.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 30, 2019
I love all my players – I just love Brad a little more.
Calipari recorded a total of 11 points and five rebounds across 27 games with the Wildcats.